All I Needed

March 8, 2010
By RhiannonB BRONZE, Taos, New Mexico
RhiannonB BRONZE, Taos, New Mexico
4 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."

-Albert Einstein

A warm summer breeze blew a stray piece of hair against my face. He smiled at me and pushed it away. That smile was the reason I had fallen in love with him; it had an unusual, mysterious quality to it. It was a small half smile, and whenever I saw it I felt warm and secure. These days, that was an emotion as scarce as the sweet foods we'd had before the war. I sighed. My shoulders were tense. Somehow I'd subconciously come to expect the siren whose eery cries ran through the streets, warning all small children, all parents, all nurses and all young lovers to scurry on back into their houses. But it did not come. Today, it seemed, was ours.

The author's comments:
I was inspired to write this piece by my grandparents' stories about their life in London during the Blitz.

Similar Articles


This article has 0 comments.


MacMillan Books

Aspiring Writer? Take Our Online Course!